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Directed by Lewis Seiler
Produced by Lewis J. Rachmil
Written by James Gunn
Mary Loos
Gil Orlovitz
Richard Sale
Starring Cleo Moore
Richard Crenna
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Edited by Edwin H. Bryant
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • April 1956 (1956-04)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Over-Exposed was a 1956 film directed by Lewis Seiler. It starred Cleo Moore and Richard Crenna and featured Jack Albertson, Isobel Elsom, and Jeanne Cooper in supporting roles. This film was released on DVD by Sony Pictures in 2010 as part of the Bad Girls of Film Noir Volume II collection.


Lily Krenshka is arrested for soliciting drinks and told to leave town. A photographer, Max West, offers to pay her for swimsuit poses, but she also learns the art of photography from him and sets out for New York to start a new career, changing her name to Lila Crane.

A chance meeting with reporter Russ Bassett leads to an introduction to nightclub owner Les Bauer, who lets Lily take pictures at the club. A newspaper columnist pays her for candid shots of important guests, including gangster Horace Sutherland and his mistress.

When high-society maven Mrs. Payton Grange permits a rare photo to be taken, Lily's exclusive makes a name for herself as a photographer. She becomes well-known and well-paid, even resisting Russ's offer to find her a steady, respectable job with his employer. She's so busy, she brings in Max to be her assistant.

Lily gets caught in a feud between Sutherland and a rival crime boss and ends up with an incriminating picture that she tries to sell for $25,000. She ends up kidnapped and held captive in a warehouse, with Russ her one and only chance for a rescue and a fresh start.


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